Questions tagged [account-suspension]

User accounts can be temporarily banned ("suspended") by ♦ moderators for violation of the site rules. Use this tag for any questions related to user suspensions. Do not use this tag to appeal a suspension. Read the full tag wiki for information on how to appeal a suspension

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My account has been temporarily suspended; what does that mean?

My account has been temporarily suspended, besides the following restrictions: an account will be locked at 1 reputation the user page will have a visual indication that the account is in timed ...
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Avoid the Streisand Effect - be clear about the reason when suspending an account

This sort of thing has happened a few times now... "Hey, did you see? User X was boxed!" "User X? Why?" "I donno... Maybe he... " (wild speculation ensues. waffles are blamed.) It's ...
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Block migration if user is suspended/question-blocked at destination

There's a sad little loophole in the suspension/question-block system: migrations. Example: Let's say you've been suspended on MSO, but you really, really want to post a question here now. All you ...
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Let's disallow moderator nominations from people who've been suspended in the past year

Well, it's election season again. On sites all over the network, moderators are being selected from among the good folk willing to volunteer their time to help guide and support their communities. I'm ...
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Why we don't keep public records of suspensions

Whenever the topic of a suspended user crops up, there's often confusion about what information moderators ought to share and what they should keep private. Sometimes moderators are just as unsure as ...
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Suspension Reasons

A recent kerfuffle has made it clear that perhaps there is not enough clarity on why users are being boxed. I know that the guideline is "Don't Be A Jerk" but that still doesn't help because there ...
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What is the point of a 30 day account suspension?

The blog post says account suspensions will be from 2 to 7 days. "...if the problem behaviors continue beyond the timed suspension, your account is very likely to be permanently deleted." This user ...
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Fine grained suspension

tl;dr version: Rather than locking people out of the house for increasing periods of time, wouldn't it be better if they were only locked out of the rooms they consistently made messes in? This would ...
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“Contact us”… and then what?

So I had a dispute with the moderators at a specific SE site. As a result, I got suspended there. As per SE guidelines, I pressed the "Contact us" button and wrote to the higher powers to appeal. ...
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Why do suspended users have a reputation of one?

I have some questions regarding suspended users: Why do suspended users have a reputation of one? According to the default reputation of a new user, he/she will have reputation of one and he/she has ...
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Suspended user cannot award bounty

I asked a question on Stack Overflow: Refactoring and creating seperate methods. I want to award my bounty to this answer by user NetMage However, my Stack Overflow account is suspended recently for ...
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Is it possible to find out reason of suspension for another user?

A user on Stack Overflow was recently temporarily suspended. Out of curiosity I read through their posts (both questions and answers) and found them to be of decent quality. They answer far more ...
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What are the different types of reasons for banning a particular user? [closed]

I want to know the reasons why I was banned from Stack Overflow. Actually, I was banned from 23/5/2011 without any warning. I do not understand the reasons why I was banned from the Stack Overflow ...
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Extend profile hiding in chat for suspended users

When a user is suspended, their account is reduced to 1 rep and all of his privileges are stripped. However, they can still join chat rooms. This leads to various forms of possible abuse (all of ...
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Suspended user creating new accounts [closed]

I've noticed one user on Stack Overflow, anirudha, who has caused some problems. He's on his second or third penalty box, and has created sock puppet accounts before. Unfortunately, I've now seen ...
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How long can a temporary suspension be?

I ran into a user profile that states: This account is temporarily suspended to cool down. The suspension period ends on Apr 27 '24 at 7:54 At first, it seemed like a somewhat longish ...
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What is the criteria for “The user never gives anything back to the community”

In Jeff's Penalty box blog: he listed reasons for getting suspended: No effort to learn and improve over time This user does not put reasonable effort into the questions they ask of the ...
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Hide previously suspended nominations unless approved by Community Managers

Recently, Physics SE has finished the 2019 moderator election nomination phase. Earlier today, within 24 hours of the nomination completing, a user was removed from the nominations. The user later ...
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Provide a non-derogatory message for self-requested suspensions

On Mathematica one of our top users requested a self-suspension to take some time off. Now his profile boldly reads: This account is temporarily suspended for rule violations. This is not right. ...
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4960 days in the Penalty Box [duplicate]

The official blog clearly says: Depending on the severity of the problem behavior — and at the complete discretion of the moderator — your account will be placed in timed suspension for anywhere ...
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Semi-Automated suspension

This conjoined twin of a feature request was surgically separated. The other portion of the request is now found at: Fine grained suspension Please give the existing answers a bit of slack for ...
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Option to contact moderators

Due to some "recent issues", I think the following is necessary: Users need a way to contact moderators through the StackOverflow website. This is especially important for suspensions, where there ...
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Suspension reason shows on main, but not on meta

I recently discovered that there was a high-rep user suspended on Arqade, so that they could calm down a bit. When I was looking at their profile, I noticed that the suspension reason was shown on ...
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How do I figure out who's been banished to the penalty box recently?

I don't know if schadenfreude would be an appropriate tag, but if it were, this question deserves it. Background I was strolling through [Meta] Stack Overflow today and had remembered that there was ...
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What can I do to lift or reduce a suspension?

I understand what it means to have an account temporarily suspended, but what happens if I think the suspension was too harsh or unjust? If I am a new contributor and unfamiliar with how things work ...
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After my suspension period, my reputation was not returned

On Stack Overflow, I have a suspension period of 7 days which ends today. But my actual reputation has not been returned to me as one of the moderators said it would. I have a message like this by @...
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What could cause users to be placed in the penalty box for an entire year?

Just for curiosity I'd like to ask what are the reasons that a user can have their account suspended or placed into the penalty box for one year? For example, this user, although I've seen it several ...
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Make rules about candidate eligibility due to suspension more apparent

Some background The nomination phase of the election at Physics.SE started yesterday. When I first visited the nomination page, 7 users had nominated themselves. A few hours later, the number was ...
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Please give the moderators option to revoke the privilege for commenting

Doing this, the mods could stop a user from posting harmful comments, without having to resort more drastic measures (typically, giving temporary suspension). It could serve also as an intermediary ...
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Allow moderators to see annotations or suspensions of a user from other sites

I had a case a while back where a user posted something pretty low-quality on a site I moderate. I like to give users the benefit of the doubt, so I commented on his/her post and gave some advice on ...
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Please notify people of the reasons for chat suspension

I cannot put it more eloquently than Lasse did: Why aren't the users who get suspended notified of the reason for this? I mean, if the purpose of the suspension is to get someone to improve ...
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How do automatic chat suspensions work?

When someone flags a chat post as spam/offensive, some users get a popup asking them if the suspension is valid or invalid. I know if a certain threshold is reached, that user whose post was flagged ...
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Suspension reason listed as “to cool down” if “something else” reason is selected

When choosing a message template for a moderator message, we are given several default choices, such as excessive promotion, abusive activity, etc. For cases which don't fit this bill, we have a "...
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Suspected suspended user posting under a new account

In answering a question, I noticed a related question with a very similar name and similar content, from another user. The question I answered was from an account created three days ago (RKP); the ...
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Can a user get a temporary suspension just because of one bad back-and-forth?

I suspect this user was temporarily suspended as a result of some of my back-and-forth with him on this question. I'm not sure I would have asked for an outright temporary suspension–I had been ...
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Why am I blocked from using chat?

Just now I got suspended in chat, ending in 28 minutes. I have no idea why. What did I do wrong?
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I'm banned, and editing my questions didn't help. Now what can I do?

My account has been question-banned for two days. Per the ban info link's suggestion, I tried to edit the questions which were down-voted. I found that my questions were not up-voted after I edited ...
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Share annotations and suspension information network-wide for repeat offenders

One guiding principle in the moderation of SE sites is that users deserve a second chance. This means we avoid shaming them if they were suspended once, in the ideal case the user learns from the ...
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Avoiding getting suspended for voting irregularities?

Many times when I read threads, I keep on upvoting for the reason being that if someone has put an effort to write a big answer, s/he/it should get some rewards for it. I recently saw someone getting ...
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Prevent accounts that are suspended network-wide from creating more site profiles

Once in a while someone misbehaves on multiple sites at the same time, usually by posting spam or offensive content. We have the ability to apply a network-wide suspension in those cases and it is ...
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Don't extend suspensions from the parent site to chat

Suspensions are in most cases carried out per-site, users are not banned from the whole network in general. There are network-wide suspensions, but they are not used for misbehaviour of users. Users ...
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You cannot kick suspended users

In the past few minutes a user posted the same message in almost every SO chat room. They had generated about 14 flags before they came into our room. Upon entering, they posted the same spam message ...
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Why not perma-ban instead of suspend an account for 75+ years? [duplicate]

I know there are a lot of questions about very long suspension periods, but I came across a case that is quite perplexing. This user had many offenses to earn his long ban, despite being a very ...
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Is it possible to dispute penalty box or at least to know the reason for being penalized?

Joining the https://drupal.stackexchange.com just about a month ago I have only been trying to be helpful answering questions, editing posts, using votes and flags, and gradually learning the rules of ...
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How do I find out why I was suspended?

I recently decided to revive another person's question on Stack Overflow with Reverse Engineering related tags, and seeing how participating in RE discussions can be controversial for some jobs, I ...
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What are the typical reasons for a network wide suspension?

I have come across a user profile that has been recently suspended until January network-wide. I have checked out all his various SE accounts and could not find a single negatively voted post in his ...
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Suspended for deleting old unanswered questions? [duplicate]

I got this message: Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. See http://goo.gl/C1Kwu to learn more. Now I'm a little paranoid, so sorry if I am violating some other rule at this ...
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1 year account suspension without warning?

Why was my account suspended for a year without any warning? I had posted answers wherein I recommended software made by the company I work for. I tried to be thorough with my responses and only post ...
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Check to see if a new moderator message has been sent within the last few minutes

Today (and it's not the first time I've observed this), Tim and I suspended and sent a moderator message to the same user within one second of each other. Could the user messaging/suspension ...
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User's suspension period has expired, but they're still suspended?

I came across a user with a notification that states: This account is temporarily suspended network-wide. The suspension period ends on Dec 2 '18 at 2:35. Screencap for posterity: Unless this ...